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Four Health researchers receive AUFF-grants

Aarhus University Research Foundation grants a total of DKK 6 million from its NOVA-programme to four researchers from Health. The funds will strengthen innovative research in fields such as fertility treatment and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

2021.01.27 | Simon Byrial Fischel

Four researchers from Health receive a total of DKK 6 million from Aarhus University Research Foundation. From left: Karin Lykke-Hartmann, Hanne Bjerregård Møller, Lene Baad-Hansen and Mogens Johansen. Photo: Lars Kruse, AU Foto, Jann Thiele Zeiss and Simon Fischel, Health Communication.


Once again, Aarhus University Research Foundation is handing out its NOVA-grants, which are intended to initiate bold and innovative research projects with the potential for scientific breakthroughs. Four researchers from three of the faculty’s departments are among the recipients.

  • Associate professor Karin Lykke-Hartmann from the Department of Biomedicine receives DKK 2,000,000 for the project ”Stimulating dormant eggs to improve fertility”.
  • Professor Mogens Johansen from the Department of Forensic Medicine receives DKK 2,000,000 for his project entitled ”Discovery of small molecule glucagon receptor agonists using a dual combi-natorial screening and computational modelling approach – future oral drugs to combat NAFLD”
  • Associate professor Lene Baad-Hansen from the Department of Dentistry and Oral Health receives DKK 1,400,000 for the project ”Genetic, epigenetic and nutritional risk factors for painful temporomandibular disorders ( TMD)”
  • Associate professor Hanne Bjerregård Møller from the Department of Biomedicine receives DKK 600,000 towards the project ”Is OATP the key entry point for bile acids in the colon?”

About AUFF

Aarhus University Research Foundation is a private foundation with funds deriving from Auriga Industries A/S. The purpose of the foundation is top support scientific research at Aarhus University.

This article is based on material from Aarhus University Research Foundation,.

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